Ookay (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
There’s a huge party going down at Echostage on Friday, May 19, called MEGA DC, featuring NGHTMRE with Ookay, Rickyxsan, Savage Patch, and Rawle Night Long!
That’s an action-packed line-up, but let’s talk a bit about Ookay, the young house and trap producer from San Diego.
Dada Life perform at an Adidas Store in Paris on June 21, 2012 (Photo by S. Camelot)
Hey everybody welcome back! This week I had the pleasure to review the high energy, banana-enthused duo DadaLife! The Swedish duo, Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom, took D.C by storm at Echostage on Saturday, and I was delighted to be apart of what will surely go down as one of the most eventful, jaw dropping shows I’ve reviewed this year thus far!
Betty Who performs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Confident and carefree, Jessica Anne Newham, better known as Betty Who, sashayed onto stage at 9:30 Club on Sunday for a sold-out performance that showcased her sex appeal and poise.
MAKJ (Photo courtesy the artist)
Mackenzie Johnson, better known as MAKJ, recently collaborated with Timmy Trumpet to release the single “Party Til We Die” via Spinnin’ Records, and he’s spinnin’ his brand of electro-house on tour with a stop at Soundcheck on Thursday, March 30.
Dada Life perform at Red Rocks in Colorado in May 2016. (Photo by Rukes)
The Swedish DJ duo known as Dada Life is hitting Echostage on Saturday, April 22 on their The Compound: Evolved tour.
Dash Berlin (Photo courtesy Armada Music)
Since breaking through with “Til the Sky Falls Down” in 2007, Dash Berlin has been a man on the move! He’s become a mainstay in the Armada Music roster, signed by Armin Van Buuren himself, and consequently went on to win a number of top DJ awards, including honors from DJ Mag.
Well, Dash Berlin (aka DJ Jeffrey Sutorius) has been busy making new music recently, and the Dutchman comes back to DC to spin some trance, progressive house, and more with a stop at Echostage on Friday, August 19. (That’s tomorrow!)
Listen to “Without the Sun,” a new single from Dash Berlin & Luca Perra on Soundcloud:
Get ready to dance to some uplifting dance music from a DJ master of the craft. Joining Dash Berlin is Pierce Fulton, an American prodigy in electro house and downtempo electronica.
Tickets are available online.
w/ Pierce Fulton
Friday, August 19
On her way into DC Saturday, Victoria Hesketh published a humorous tweet describing her guest list for her show at U Street Music Hall that night.
Victoria is better known as Little Boots, of course, and we applauded her reference to famous DC punk bands. In her musical evolution over three albums to date, Little Boots has gone from a bit of new wave-influenced dance-pop, which took a page from punk inspirations back in the day, to full-blown nu disco. And that journey led her to previous collaborations with UK new wave artists like Gary Numan and Phil Oakey of The Human League.
The synthpop diva has always leaned into house and disco, but she does so full tilt on her new album, Working Girl, which she brought on tour to DC Saturday night. In line with the title of the album, Little Boots has adopted a strategic marketing approach that sees her rocking out in power suits and sporting rather professional if comfortable office wear.
Early in her performance, Little Boots performed her latest single, “No Pressure,” which encapsulates all of the wonderful things about the new album and the new attitude. The song is about the possibility of a change and escaping your expectations, and its accompanying video cleverly stages the message in a workplace environment.